Ouch! A Carolina Panthers fan got a little too excited after Luke Kuechly put the exclamation point on the team’s NFC Championship game win over the Arizona Cardinals on Jan. 24. The fan was leaning in to give the linebacker a high-five when he accidentally tumbled out of the stands! See it here!
The Carolina Panthers are going to the Super Bowl and fans are so pumped that they’re falling out of their seats in excitement — literally! One overzealous fan was apparently so excited by the team’s win over the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Championship game on Jan. 24 that he actually tumbled out of his seat and onto the field in what is now one of the most-watched clips of the night. Click here to see it!
Well, that’s gotta hurt! During the fourth quarter of the Panthers’ beatdown of the Cardinals on Jan. 24, Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly got himself a pick-six — a term used when an interception is returned by the defense for a touchdown, for those how don’t know — off of Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, thus securing the team’s trip to the Super Bowl. As expected, the stadium immediately erupted into celebration as Luke made his lap around the end-zone in celebration. Unfortunately, it wasn’t all fun and games as one fan became so passionate about the play that he fell from the stands during his attempt to give the linebacker a high-five. Ouch!
In the video, the fan can be seen tumbling over the barrier and landing HARD right in front Luke. Of course, being the good sport that he is, the Panthers player made sure to stop and help the guy up before going back out onto the field. Let’s just hope this guy is okay — he went down quickly and it did not look pretty.
As for Luke, the linebacker went on to lead his team to a 49-15 victory over the Cardinals, meaning they’ll now face Peyton Manning‘s team, the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. The Broncos secure their place in the NFL championship after defeating the New England Patriots 20-18 in Denver earlier that same day. Considering the seasons these two teams have had this year, the Super Bowl is sure to be quite the match up. Peyton led his team to another AFC West championship — his fourth in a row with the Broncos — and a phenomenal season with a 12-4 record. But perhaps the award for most incredible season goes to Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who spearheaded the team to an almost-perfect 15-1 record. Clearly both of these teams deserved their Super Bowl bids!
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